PBS TV Shows


About PBS

The Public Broadcasting Service in 1970 as a project of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, an entity created in 1967 by the federal government of the United States. PBS is a broadcast television network, but it operates differently than commercial broadcast networks. PBS member stations, which are often run by local non-profit organizations or universities, purchase the right to broadcast programming that is distributed by PBS, and local stations supplement that programming with locally produced content and shows produced by third parties.

PBS programming has traditionally focused much more on the arts, education, news and informational programming than have the commercial broadcast networks. Popular science programs such as "Nova" and "Nature," performance programs such as "Austin City Limits" and "Soundstage," news programs such as "NewsHour" and "Frontline," and dramatic productions like "Masterpiece Theatre" have long been the mainstays of PBS programming. Other programs like "Antiques Roadshow" and the period drama series "Downton Abbey" have found wide mainstream success that rivals the popularity of commercial programs.

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Poldark
Poldark
Finding Your Roots
Finding Your Roots
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Masterpiece
Masterpiece
Endeavour
Endeavour
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
NOVA
NOVA
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
American Masters
American Masters
American Experience
American Experience
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Washington Week
Washington Week
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: Jazz
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Africa's Great Civilizations
Africa's Great Civilizations
Grantchester
Grantchester
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
The Tunnel
The Tunnel
Nature
Nature
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis
This Old House
Call the Midwife
Antiques Roadshow
Great Performances
Pati's Mexican Table
Arthur
Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea
Ken Burns' The West
Shakespeare Uncovered
Genealogy Roadshow
Secrets of the Six Wives
Motorweek
Austin City Limits
Independent Lens
Ask This Old House
The Great British Baking Show
Mr. Selfridge
History Detectives
Live From Lincoln Center
The War: A Ken Burns Film
Cosmos
The Mark Twain Prize
Latino Americans
Empires
Charlie Rose
A Chef's Life
Three Sovereigns for Sarah
The Paradise
Woodwright's Shop
Indian Summers
Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine
Lidia's Kitchen
Prime Suspect: Tennison
PBS NewsHour Live
This Old House Hour
Ken Burns: American Lives
Pioneers of Television
The Buddha
Birdsong
Your Inner Fish
Cook's Country
Vicious
Cool Spaces
The Worricker Trilogy
BBQ with Franklin
A Year in Space
PBS Specials
Sit and Be Fit
Tavis Smiley
Milk Street Television
Art in the Twenty-First Century
Time Team America
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
dirtgirlworld
Angelina Ballerina
Ken Burns: America
Circus
God in America
NOVA: Becoming Human
The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Masterpiece Contemporary: The Last Enemy
The Story of India
Making Stuff Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, Smarter
Black in Latin America
America's Test Kitchen
Masterpiece: Any Human Heart
AMERICA In Primetime
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Lidia's Italy
Anno 1790
Journey into Buddhism
Saving the Ocean
America Revealed
Queen & Country
Life on Fire
Guns In America
The Path to Violence
Makers
180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School
Robert MacNeil Reports: Autism Now